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The University of Minnesota’s China Office was established in Beijing in 2009 as the institution’s first office abroad. In recognition of the more than 10,000 Chinese alumni who have graduated from the University since the first three Chinese students enrolled in 1914, the China Office is a critical resource to further develop educational, cultural, and social collaborations among China, the University of Minnesota, and the State of Minnesota.
刘芳远 Fran Liu
明大中国代表处主任 Director, China Office
Email: [email protected]
Fran Fangyuan Liu first learned of the University of Minnesota when she was 12 years old. She is excited to join her alma mater to enrich the connections between the University and its key stakeholders and strong alumni base in China.
Fran holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and earned her master's degree in business from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business. After graduating from UMN, Fran served as executive president of the University’s alumni chapter in Beijing and hosted more than 20 alumni events each year.
In the professional world, Fran has experience in integrated marketing and business development at small to large companies, from start-ups to Fortune 500s. Fran is a passionate and innovative problem-solver who grew business revenue by 400% in one of her entrepreneurial experiences.